Kevin Durant sits in loss to Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant missed his second straight game Wednesday, a 100-92 loss to the New York Knicks, because of a toe injury.

Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Durant would miss the game after the team's shootaround Wednesday morning. The reigning NBA MVP still is considered day to day with a sprained big toe on his left foot.

Russell Westbrook scored 40 points on 13-of-30 shooting for the Thunder in Wednesday night's loss, but they didn't have nearly enough balance without Durant and fell to 23-23.

Durant suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and was ruled out shortly before the start of Oklahoma City's game Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Despite the absence of their leading scorer, the Thunder defeated the Timberwolves 92-84 thanks in part to a double-double by Serge Ibaka.

Durant, who also missed the first month of the season with a foot injury, is averaging 25.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.